Here are tips on how to implement cybersecurity automation in an organization.
How to Implement Cybersecurity Automation
1. Identify Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
The first step will be to identify standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the organization’s normal, day-to-day business processes. This step will include both identifying all of the existing SOPs and then creating new ones that can be useful to manage cybersecurity incidents.
2. Automate the Creation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
The next step will be to identify the cybersecurity activities that can be for automation. By doing so, the organization can save time and effort by automating the creation of new SOPs.
3. Automate the Process of Creating SOPs
To save time and effort, automation will needs implementation in both the identification and creation of new SOPs. By automating these processes, they can be done in a short time rather than in a lengthy, manual manner.
4. Implement a Cybersecurity Automation Platform
To implement cybersecurity automation effectively, the organization will need to have a cybersecurity platform that it can use to automate its operations. There are some cybersecurity platforms that companies can use to automate their operations, including Cisco Security Manager, and RSA Netwitness, for instance.
5. Create a Cybersecurity Automation Schedule
To ensure that cybersecurity automation is successful, an organization will need to develop a schedule for the implementation of the system. Organizations should prioritize the SOPs that will be created and determine how long it will take to automate them. In addition, by creating a schedule, the organization can ensure that it is accomplishing its goals promptly.
6. Create a Cybersecurity Automation Strategy
There are several cybersecurity automation strategies that an organization can use to implement cybersecurity automation. These, for instance, include using an external provider, using an internal team, or using a combination of the two. Also, by determining which strategy will work best for the organization, it can successfully implement cybersecurity automation.
7. Automate the Identification of New Threats
By automating the identification of new threats, an organization can save time and effort by being able to do so quickly and efficiently. This will allow the organization to have up-to-date information on which threats are affecting its business so that it can respond accordingly.
8. Automate the Response to New Threats
By automating the response to new threats, for instance, the organization can ensure that it is responding quickly and efficiently to potential cybersecurity incidents. By automating the response, the organization will be able to focus on other aspects of its business, such as its other day-to-day operations.
9. Automate the Maintenance of SOPs
Through the implementation of cybersecurity automation, the organization will be able to create new SOPs automatically. These new SOPs can then be maintained over time by using the cybersecurity platform to do so. By automating this process, it will allow the organization to save time and effort so that it can devote these resources to other aspects of its business.
10. Automate the Testing of SOPs
To ensure that cybersecurity automation is working effectively, the organization should automate the testing of its new SOPs. By automating this process, it will allow for increased efficiency in testing and analysis so that it can identify any issues with SOPs quickly and efficiently.